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Linux: Enforcing the Merge Window

Aug 09, 2007, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Following a recent merge request, Linus Torvalds stressed that he was serious about not wanting to merge any big changes after the merge window closes, 'get the changes in before -rc1, or just *wait*. If they aren't ready before the merge window opens, they simply shouldn't be merged at all.' Jeff Garzik reiterated, 'once -rc1 is out there, that means the focus should be on stabilizing the existing codebase. Pushing a big driver update means that effort must restart from scratch. We just don't want to go down that road, which a big reason for the merge window in general.' Further when it was noted that the recent changes were heavily tested by the vendor, Jeff stressed the importance of community testing..."

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